With global headquarters in Ontario, Canada, Tutelar Technologies provides products and services that cater to manufacturing companies' drive for ‘Zero Defect Manufacturing’. The company’s MES and Warehouse Management offering, Ujigami software communicates with each device via its native protocol, irrespective of being proprietary or compliant to one of the new standards. “A user can configure a new device by filling in an easy-to-complete web page. Companies need to connect the device to their Ethernet backbone and Ujigami connects to the device in real-time,” delineates Dickson.
Upon realizing that simply reporting results would not create a 'zero defect' environment, Tutelar engineered the whole suite of products to manage and control all operators, machines, and devices in real time. Ujigami Product Directed Manufacturing System, Ujigami Warehouse Management System, Ujigami Material Control Software, and Ujiboard Manufacturing Collaboration System make up the entire Ujigami software suite. “The Product Directed Manufacturing methodology uses each part's unique process flow diagram and control plan to create the best 'roadmap' to manufacture each individual part,” notes Dickson. The solution manages and controls each machine and device to manufacture parts correctly, monitoring actual results to verify conformance to specifications desired for various needs. “Because Ujigami is so tightly integrated with the machines and devices on the plant floor, there is transparency of events on the shop floor,” adds Dickson.
An example explaining the effectiveness of the solution that the company offers is an automobile parts manufacturer. Before launching a new model, the auto parts maker required a new component assembly line for 21 operators, automated machines, inspection stations, and robotics. After reviewing multiple vendors, the client chose Tutelar, because of its ease of re-configurability and the totally browser based aspect. “We worked directly with the equipment vendors to create an integrated plant floor environment in six weeks,” recounts Dickson.
The drive for excellence and delivering the next generation of manufacturing is the primary contributor to the success of Tutelar Technologies